For the fourth year in a row, German Chess Summer in Magdeburg brought together hundreds of local players competing in various tournaments, this time, from August 12-24: German individual championships, German Women’s individual championships, German senior individual championships (+ 50 / + 65), German blitz individual championships, German Women’s Individual Blitz Championships, German Cup Individual Championships and many others.
The top of the milk was the most prestigious German Masters, a ten-player round-robin tournament featuring the best German players.
The top-rated Vincent Keymer entered the competition as the favourite and did not disappoint. The 17-year-old native of Maintz scored 7/9, conceding his opponents just four draws. Vincent’s result could have been even more impressive had he converted an overwhelming advantage in his final round game against Frederik Svane, who finished second. Keymer picked up 12 rating points and became the only unbeaten player.
Frederik Svane’s performance was a pleasant surprise. The eighth-rated player stayed in the race for the top spot for the most part and earned 19 rating points. Arik Braun and Daniel Fridman netted 5 points each and tied for third place, with the former making the podium thanks to a greater number of victories.
Frederik Svane facing his brother Rasmus
The 24-seed Leonardo Costa (pictured above) made a splash in German Championship, claiming the title and punching his ticket to the German Masters 2023. Lara Schulze (pictured below) triumphed in the women’s category. Thilo Ehmann secured victory in the German Cup individual championship. Among the seniors, the new German champions are Arno Zude (50+) and Yuri Boidman (65+).
Check out full results on the official website.